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Engaging Banks in Workforce Development, Part 2

Registration for this webinar is closed.

Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time:  2-3 p.m. CT | 3-4 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The workforce development system trains, educates and provides social services to working-age individuals to help them succeed in the labor force and, at the same time, meet employers’ demand for quality talent.

Banks and organizations partnering with them can play an important role in workforce development and the economic health of low- and moderate-income communities. Find out how by joining us for the second of two one-hour Connecting Communities® webinars. The webinars present tools and information to aid banks in engaging in workforce development activities that may help fulfill their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Speakers will include workforce development entities and their bank partners.

The program and speakers for Part 2 include:

  • Introduction
    • Steven Shepelwich, Senior Community Affairs Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
  • Workforce entity/bank partnership discussion 1:
    • Andrea Stiles Pullas, Director of Career Development Programs, Mi Casa Resource Center
    • Barbara Mahnen, Senior Vice President, Market HR Liaison & Employee Volunteerism Network Lead, Bank of America
  • Workforce entity/bank partnership discussion 2:
    • Priscilla Dinn Alvarez, Director of Educational & Corporate Relations, Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA)
    • Ruben Ramos, Community Relations Officer, BBVA Compass

Participation in this webinar is free; however, registration is required. Sign up for this session at the Connecting Communities website

Part 1 will air on Thursday, March 8.

For more information, please email communities@stls.frb.org.


The Connecting Communities webinar series is a Federal Reserve System initiative providing a national audience with timely information on emerging and important community and economic development topics. All sessions are recorded and archived on the Connecting Communities website.